• Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants.

  • In this photo made  Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, Sita Jaganath, 7, left, shows her father Siddharth Jaganath a math problem she worked out at their home in Plano, Texas.  U.S. Census Bureau research shows immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S. Jaganath is an example of the new trend in immigration. He came to the U.S. to earn his master’s degree at Southern Methodist University. Instead of returning to India, he built a new life in the U.S. and is a manager at a communications technology company. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

    DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.

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  • Naked Hindu holy men prepare to bath in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik, India, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival, will cleanse them of their sins.  According to Hindu mythology, the Kumbh Mela celebrates the victory of gods over demons in a furious battle over a nectar that would give them immortality. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    AP PHOTOS: Hindu holy men lead bath rituals in Indian river

    NASIK, India (AP) — Brass bands played and people passed out fruit and cookies as hundreds of thousands of Hindu holy men and believers plunged into the Godavari River to wash away their sins on the first “royal” day of bathing at one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.

  • Katherine Boo to receive Lovejoy Award in Maine

    WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A former Washington Post reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing dire conditions in group homes for the mentally disabled will be this year’s recipient of Lovejoy Award at Colby College.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, photo, a Hindu devotee performs a holy dip in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India. Water is central to many religions: Christians perform baptisms, Orthodox Jews seek ritual purity in mikvah baths, Muslims wash themselves before prayer. To the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water, which is far from the cleanest you could find, is reverential. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    India’s polluted waters cleanse spirits at Hindu festival

    NASIK, India (AP) — It’s just water, and far from the cleanest you could find. Raw sewage often flows in the Godavari River, bringing with it high bacteria levels. Residue from sand mining can cloud the water. Farm pesticides leech through the soil.

  • Shooting erupts during police raid on home in Pakistan

    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A suspected Taliban militant blew himself up during a police raid in central Pakistan on Thursday, killing his own wife and two children, police said.

  • In this May 19, 2015 photo, devotees arrive at the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara or Sikh temple in New Delhi, India. Men, women and children throng the kitchen at Bangla Sahib, one of the biggest gurudwaras in India, that serves langar, which translates to community dinner, served to more than 10,000 people every day. It is now a tradition followed by more than 30 million Sikhs worldwide. Nearly every gurdwara in the world, irrespective of size, has a kitchen and serves langar. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    Free meal for thousands in New Delhi example of Sikh service

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Harjeet Singh can usually be found riding around New Delhi on his Harley Davidson Superlow, or helping foreign companies set up operations in India. At home, the businessman has staff to clean and cook for his family. But at the gurdwara where he worships alongside other Sikhs, he sweeps the floor, cleans dirty dishes and helps prepare meals for thousands not as fortunate as him.

  • Indian youth take pictures of a bus damaged and set on fire by a mob during  clashes in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Authorities issued a curfew Tuesday night in at least five cities in Gujarat state, after mobs attacked police officers with stones and sticks and burned government and private vehicles.(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

    Fresh communal clashes hit western India over caste protest

    AHMADABAD, India (AP) — Fresh communal clashes erupted Wednesday in western India as police and paramilitary forces tried to quell riots led by members of a farming caste demanding government benefits. Five people have been killed in the violence, police said.

  • Hindu devotees take holy dip in the River Godavari on the first official day of bathing as part of Kumbh Mela celebrations in Nasik, India, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Hindus believe that sins accumulated in past and current lives require them to continue the cycle of death and rebirth until they are cleansed. Bathing in sacred waters on the most auspicious day of the Kumbh festival, or Pitcher Festival, believers say rids them of their sins. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    AP PHOTOS: Thousands bathe at riverside festival in India

    NASIK, India (AP) — Thousands of devout Hindus began splashing into a west Indian river for the first official day Wednesday of bathing at one of the country’s largest festivals.

  • Pakistan rescues Chinese tourist held by the Taliban

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Chinese tourist held hostage for more than a year by the Taliban in Pakistan has been freed by the country’s security forces and intelligence agencies, authorities said.